A 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro trim level with the new Lunar Rock exterior color.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity

Towing Capacity Specifications for Select Trim Levels for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma has been a staple in the Toyota model lineup since 1995. Armed with plenty of technology and capabilities, the pickup truck option makes for a reliable and versatile vehicle. Especially with the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, its performance and capabilities provide some of the best performance from the model to-date. At Toyota of Puyallup, we go over its towing capacity by trim level below:

The front and side view of a light gray 2021 Toyota Tacoma driving into a mud puddle.

Standard and Maximum Towing Capacity Figures for Each 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trim Level

In its entirety, the majority of 2021 Toyota Tacoma trim levels can receive a base towing capacity of 3500 lbs. This excludes the TRD Pro option, which is only equipped with the available features that improve the first six trim levels’ towing. At its apex, the SR, SR5, and TRD Sport trim levels can be equipped to offer up to 6,800 lbs of towing capacity. This is enough to haul midsize trailers, larger boats, and even other vehicles on a trailer. A complete breakdown of the standard and maximum towing capacity for each trim level can be found below:

  • SR: 3500 lbs / 6800 lbs
  • SR5: 3500 lbs / 6800 lbs
  • TRD Sport: 3500 lbs / 6800
  • TRD Off-Road: 3500 lbs / 6500 lbs
  • Limited: 3500 lbs / 6600 lbs
  • TRD Pro: NA / 6400 lbs

What 2021 Toyota Tacoma Models Receive the Best Towing Capacity?

While the 2021 Toyota Tacoma can be equipped to tow up to 5800 lbs, what combinations provide you with the most capabilities? To receive the maximum towing capacity, you’d have to target Access Cab configurations with a six-foot bed on select trim levels. Maximum towing capacities are also reached with the available 3.5-liter V6 Direct Injection Atkinson Cycle engine, which receives up to 278 horsepower and 265 ft-lbs of torque. Each of these models receives a Class IV Receiver Hitch with a transmission cooler, engine oil cooler, heavy-duty battery, and more.

Find a 2021 Toyota Tacoma at Toyota of Puyallup!

Armed with a pair of engines and excellent towing capacity for its size, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is a great all-around truck. Whether you are at the job site or heading on an adventure, you can find a reliable Tacoma model at any of its given seven trim levels. To find one in the Puyallup area or to customize them, stop into Toyota of Puyallup today. We have several in stock and offer the exclusive “Tahoma” Edition customization done at our location.


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